You really can’t keep the Hanfield Express Line of Calvin de Haan and Jalen Chatfield apart for too long. The hockey universe just needs them together. As do the Carolina Hurricanes. With Jaccob Slavin back on the ice for the Canes, de Haan and Chatfield have paired back up, and gotten on the right track since the All-Star Break.
In their first game back, a 6-2 loss to the New York Rangers on January 11th, they grabbed traction out of the station fast.
Calvin de Haan assisted Jesperi Kotkaniemi at the 9:43 mark to put the Canes up 2-1 in the 2nd period. De Haan would finished the game with the assist, 2 shots, 19 shifts and 15:12 of ice time.
Jalen Chatfield would finish the tough loss at +2 with 18 shifts on 14:22 of ice time.
The Canes would go on to a disappointing and sloppy loss to the Rangers. With New Jersey losing, no ground was gained by the Devils who still trailed the Hurricanes by 3 in the Metro Division standings.
February 14th’s scheduled arrival in Washington D.C. to take on the Capitals would be an almost repeat game for the Hanfield Express Line and the Hurricanes as a team.
Calvin de Haan again started the 2nd period scoring with an assist, this time to Paul Stastny. De Haan’s assist would, again, put Carolina up 2-1. Again, he would finish the night with an assist, just 1 shot, 19 shifts, but only 13:54 of ice time.
Jalen Chatfield kept his plus/neutral streak going as well with 2 shots, 18 shifts and was on the ice for 14 minutes and 30 seconds.
Chatfield’s last negative game was January 10th. At 12 games, that is his second longest streak of plus/neutral games of the season.
Carolina faired better against the Capitals as well winning by a score of 3-2. The Canes picked up the 3 points for the win bringing their total for the season to 78, but remain 3 points ahead of the New Jersey Devils.
As of this writing, the Hanfield Express Line has a plus/neutral streak dating back to January 27th. This is their second longest streak only to their original streak at the start of the season.